We are studying ancient history this year using Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World. (It is a four volume curriculum that takes you through history chronologically.) The very first chapter introduces what history is and what archaeologists do.
I found clearance things at Borders to help with our project. They were little blocks of hardened material – kinda little tiny pebbles – which they had to chip off to discover what lies beneath. (Ooh, did you see that movie? It was creepy.)
We buried them in the sandbox and the archaeologists got to work:
Even Mr MIP got involved in his children’s edjamacation:
Chipping away at fake history:
Discoveries! Archaic spiders!
Dinos! (these grow in water – as all ancient, petrified plastic dinos do, of course)